Treatment for Adults
We provide an array of comprehensive evidence-based services for adult patients, including the following:
Treatment begins with a comprehensive 50-minute evaluation, consisting of a structured diagnostic interview, time to speak with the therapist, and time to begin the treatment planning process. Prior to this 50-minute appointment, all incoming patients complete a number of online psychological measures. A patient care manager from Center for Anxiety will contact each new patient within a week of the completed evaluation to provide the patient with a treatment plan and the opportunity to schedule their first therapy session.
Standard treatment is personalized within a structured, research-based framework and involves weekly or bi-weekly 80-minute sessions that may be conducted in-person, by telephone, or through HIPAA compliant teleconferencing software. Length of treatment can vary but typically spans a period of 5-20 sessions, with follow-up (“booster”).
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
We offer a unique Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in the New York area providing quick results and focused, personalized treatment for adult patients. Our IOP can be conducted in our private offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Rockland County, or virtually as needed. Our IOP is ideal for patients with complex or severe anxiety (e.g., panic disorder, social anxiety), OCD, depression, and/or personality disorders, and also for out-of-town patients who come to us from across the United States, Canada, and around the world. To read more about our IOP, click here.
Primarily used in the treatment of specific phobias, our one-day treatment involves 3-6 hours of intensive exposure therapy conducted over the course of a single day. This approach is surprisingly and remarkably effective, and has lasting therapeutic benefits. Click here for a video about this form of treatment.
Family consultations involve meetings to help individuals who need guidance in dealing with others in their family who are experiencing mental distress. This service can be particularly helpful when family members are refusing to engage in or comply with treatment. During family consultations, our clinicians assess for systems-level factors that contribute to the onset and maintenance of symptoms, and provide recommendations based on the principles of evidence-based psychotherapy. This unique service can be provided in-person or via telephone/teleconference and scheduling is flexible to accommodate family needs (e.g., weekends, evenings).
Marriage Therapy and Couples Therapy
Our positive approach to marriage and couples therapy provides couples with effective skills to navigate and resolve conflicts, reduce strain, and rekindle love and connection with one another. Treatment commences with a thorough assessment involving an initial joint couple’s session (80 minutes) followed by individual meetings with each party separately. Subsequently, joint couple sessions (50 minutes) are held on a regular basis, with individual sessions per required need. Duration of treatment varies depending on the nature and severity of discord, but typically regular sessions are required for no longer than six months.
Many patients experiencing mental health symptoms often seek medication from a psychiatrist or are referred to one by their general physician. Medications can be extremely helpful in reducing symptoms in many cases, but there are many reasons why a patient may need or want to reduce their medication doses, the number of medications they are taking, or to stop taking medications altogether. Medication tapering involves providing the patient with alternate coping styles and specific skills to treat the symptoms while gradually reducing medication dose to a more bearable amount, or so that the patient can wean off completely. Medication tapering is carried out in conjunction with the patient’s prescribing physician.